Below you have 2 beeswax soap recipes. Note that beeswax is treated as an additive and is not oil, although part of it does saponify. To add it to your lye soap recipes, you can heat it with your fats, oils and butters.
Beeswax is produced naturally by honey bees and can be used in many lotions, creams and cosmetics. Since you already have beeswax, I am suggesting that you also try a lotion bar recipe (these are also called massage bars).
Beeswax is great for your skin.
Beeswax will make your soap harder and last longer.
It will add a nice warm honey smell and yellow tint.
The beeswax additive should be about 1% to 2% of your overall recipe; more will cut down the soap’s lather. You can add beeswax to any of your natural soap recipes. Feel free and consult other lye soap recipes on this site for inspiration.
Simple Beeswax Soap
Fats, oils and butters
180 grams palm oil
180 grams shea butter
120 grams coconut oil
120 grams olive oil
12 grams of beeswax (this is treated as an additive but added with the oils)
Lye – Water solution
82 grams lye (sodium hydroxide)
228 grams distilled water
Additive and scent at light trace
optional: 20 to 36 grams of your
favorite essential oils or fragrance oils (you will need a little over
30 milliliters bottle the equivalent of about one fluid ounce).
This simple beeswax soap recipe makes about 2 pounds of soap which will produce about 6-7 bars of natural soap.